Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology

Dr Christos Savva


As the Cryo-EM Facility manager, I oversee the day to day operation of the Titan Krios, assisting users with Data collection and training users on specimen preparation and screening. I obtained my PhD from Texas A&M University in 2007 which focused on the structural determination of bacteriophage lysis proteins as well as other membrane complexes by (Cryo) electron microscopy.

I stayed on at Texas A&M working as an associate research scientist at the Microscopy and Imaging Center. I then moved to Birkbeck College to study the structures of Clostridial pore forming toxins by Cryo-EM and X-ray crystallography. Following my postdoc, I moved to the MRC Laboratory of molecular Biology as a research support officer before joining the University of Leicester in 2018. My research interests are in membrane protein complexes that form pores in cellular membranes.

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